Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 1982-07-28
nearly same info as previous shn set, but checksums differ for d1t1, d2t1, d3t1,6; unspecified editing or reDAE?; hosted by Mike Lai
Subject: Best taper conversation ever!
Subject: gratitude for a real good time; but the speed issue !?!
A great audience recording too! I am so used to the crummy auds of the '60s/'70s that I sometime forget how amazing and listenable these '80s auds sound.
Highly recommended show.
Subject: don't touch the fuckin levels
Subject: Sweet Sound of Red Rocks
Jim Wise nailed this show with a very lively and rich recording af a great performance. The Shakedown, Althea, and St Stephen tease are especially cool. Jerry is THE MAN on Let it Grow...verrrrry intense. It is cool to hear his uptight taper friend bitching at Jim for raising the levels, however, the recording is not distorted at all. I am going to listen to the other shows in this run. Enjoy!
Subject: reply to pasternak
Yup, I was standing next to you!
And oh Lordy, about as 'high' as I ever got at a show, in terms of Lady Lucy~500mcg perhaps, 5x what i usually deployed~ hence melting glowing soaring, ah!
To name the best show I ever saw, quality and personal experience, this was it- out of about 100 in total, from 1979-1992
Jon says it well. Few more thoughts:
Monster Shakedown to open, in the downpour.
The L.S.D. jam to close the 1st set, and there was real lightning in the sky.
Man Smart, Women Smarter was dance dance dance
A 2nd set Althea was intense, even the idea of it. LET IT GROW was off the charts intensity
Surprise and delight that after the long pretty post "He's Gone" jam ( check garcia's wailing vocals too) there was yet another song- Truckin'
After Garcia left the stage, still more jamming- it went on and on, this set.
The Lost Spanish Bolero jam out of the space, sooo trippy.
The thrill, then sadness at St Stephen not emerging was quickly forgotten in the monster NOT FADE AWAY. Garcia screaming the lyrics, and so true, our love affair with this band, and their's for us, would never fade.
Best Black Peter i ever heard live-unlike so many nights when it was perfunctory.
Perfect Sugar Magnolia. And sweet Baby Blue.
2nd night of the run, still had one more to go.
But first the post show afterglow at Chief Hosa campgrounds.
Subject: The second set was so hot there was smoke everywhere...
It stopped raining during the set break and steam and fog rolled into the amphitheatre. If you have ever seen U2 Live At Red Rocks - filmed the next summer from there- you will have an idea of what it looked like inside the amphitheatre and the smokin' hot 2d set began. I never heard a hotter or tighter Women Are Smarter and to open the set was refreshing. A very good Althea followed. Then came the onslaught - Let It Grow - a rarity in that portion of the show in those days - was played at a super uptempo pace and Jerry - who was so on for these 3 nites - totally nailed it. The crowd went nuts during the post-lyric key of D instrumental jam. Listen to Jerry wail and cry out in a fury of passion. Our minds were already blown for the nite right then and there. The post-drums portion of the show picked up the same intensity - starting with the St. Stephen tease out of space (it really was just a Not Fade Away intro but the same E/D/A chord progression as St. Stephen made everyone hysterical with hope!)into the tightest Not Fade Away - fully played out with 3 verses and ending jam. The show ended with one of the most on fire Sugar Mags of all time - with Bobby really going for it - spitting all over us up front. Hell we were already soaked from 8 straight hours of rain at that point - we were happy to receive it. This show is very underrated and a memorable experience for all the reasons I laid out in this recount. If you were there, you know what I mean!
Not a bad recall from 28 years ago!
Subject: the Other Guy
All three nights are good music and good recordings. A jammin' LIG ta boot.
Subject: strong show
Subject: Nice Jim Wise Aud's from this run...
Wise, that'll teach ya to fuckin touch another tapers levels....Level Toucher. ha ha love that, glad it wasn't edited.
4 Stars for recording quality.
Subject: Best show I ever heard live, no doubt
Band had returned for the first time since 78
All three nights are awesome, but this is the best of the trio.
The rain was so heavy 1st set, they had to squeege the water off the stage.
2nd set, sky cleared, moon rose, and we all rose up to the sky in utter ecstacy!!!!
I was on the largest dose of ... I had ever done, 5 tabs, ( one or less was my usual) so would have been awesome no matter what, but objectively too, one of the great shows of the decade.
Contrary to reviewer below, I am sure it was Weir who pulled the NFA rather than Stephen. Just listen, you will hear him do it.
I heard he said later they just were not ready for it, was totally unplanned.
Still the NFA was amazing, and check the Peter after, not usually my fav, but so mournful and sweet that night.
too bad they yanked the SBD off archive. Anyone get a copy before then, can you send it my way?
Subject: Absolute Gems...but don't touch my f---in' levels
Subject: Look at that first set! LET IT GROW = UNREAL
My only objection to this is the colorful chat that the tape opens with about levels what a pain in the ass it was people stepping on cables, screaming into mikes, etc. I also think this may be their first foray out judging by what they say....
Lastly rain has always been a really positive omen for shows (really) check out Merriwether from the next year 6/20/83 it pissed and they ripped the cover off the ball (here it's 4 stars and easily one of the best of the 70+ I have seen).
Subject: Wet Rocks
Subject: Don't mess with his levels..
Subject: St fade away..out of the gahden he goes
Subject: St. Stephheeennnggghh!!!!!!!!
Subject: Pouring Rain
Now that I've heard the source, it is the one I had on tape for 20 yrs. I prefer it to others I've heard, but that could be my familiarity with its sound. The First set starts a little rough, both in sound and in the tapers threatening each other, its funny. I never had the audience copy of the first set, just a dropout infested soundboard copy.
Great first set and the jam after drums is excellent, with hints of St. Stephen that I didn't pick up on while in attendance. And what could be more fun than razzing Bobby for forgetting the words to Truckin. I wish whoever edited this had left the comment by Bobby during the pause before Althea, "This is the annual Red Rocks rain out....except we're still here." You can imagine the response that got, all missing:(
Again, a great show with a little different sound. One of my favorites.
Subject: I concure !
In contrast to what others have said, I recall plenty of folks looking for tickets. And/or trying to smuggle themselves in some cases, up the hill in the trunk or whatever of another's, (w/ tics) vehicle, past the cops checkpoints at the bottom. Despite my not following my own good judgement; I felt thankful I came with tickets, boots, a jacket, and cash enough to get back to L.A. and school in Santa Barbara !
..Lazy, Supplication, Deal....(Pharoahs).. say no more
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